This one is for my business owners, CEOs, founders, and bosses.
How much time are you putting into your employees? How much time are you spending meeting with them one-on-one?
You need to go all in on your people. In the early days, I was really “sticky” with individual people — DM-ing them, having meetings, etc. And even now, I still do it as much as I possibly can. If you’re upset about the “revolving door” at your company and having your employees leave is really affecting you, you need to figure out how to get stickier.
It all comes down to figuring out what makes your employees tick. Is it money? Responsibility? Acknowledgement? Title? The trick is knowing that the answer is gonna be different for different individuals. Think about your own life…there have been times in your career where you valued money more. There have been times where it was about respect, reputation, work-life balance…it’s not only figuring out what those few things are, it’s about what those few things are for each employee today. It never ends.
Keeping an employee might just be about paying them a little more…or it might be about you investing in your relationship with them and taking them out to coffee. At the end of the day, it’s about knowing your people.
Being a boss or an owner or a leader is about reverse-engineering your employees, not them conforming to you.
🎉 Heri ya Mwaka Mpya! How do YOU say Happy New Year 🎊 Let me know 🙂